curb weight

noun

Definition of curb weight 

: the weight of an automobile with standard equipment and fuel, oil, and coolant

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With a lean curb weight of 2,959 pounds, the small displacement engine is a tricky balance of power and fuel economy. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2019 Volkswagen Jetta: 7th generation wide-body reboot," 6 July 2018 The foie gras of features adds up to a curb weight of 3,588 pounds for the Touring model, which holds it to a 0-60 mph acceleration of 9.6 seconds, straining every fiber. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Subaru Forester: Do You Want Your Car to Spy on You?," 9 Nov. 2018 But the sedan gets better fuel economy by 1 or 2 mpg because of its sleeker body and slightly lighter curb weight. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Chevrolet Cruze LT diesel: In it for the long haul," 16 Mar. 2018 The current 6-speed manual club model’s curb weight is listed at 2,332 pounds, meaning the MX-5 Miata could only have to lug around 12.9 pounds per horsepower compared to the current 15 lb./hp. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "2019 Mazda MX-5 gets 26-hp boost," 23 June 2018 The acceleration is formidable on a flat-out launch, but the performance is far more moderated on the daily drive as the turbo manages the 3,600-pound curb weight. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti: fast-casual Italian," 15 June 2018 Safety features and Jeep’s off-roading componentry push the Overland’s curb weight to 3,960 pounds, or at least a hundred more than most of its competitors, such as the Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage or VW Tiguan. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland: A 'premium' midcycle redesign," 25 May 2018 The curb weight is husky at 3,729 pounds (safety features and all-wheel drive are weighty), but there is strong stopping power from the four-wheel, vented disc brakes with 13.6-inch rotors front and 11.9-inch rear. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2019 Volvo XC40: Small but packed with innovation," 27 Apr. 2018 That low number, coupled with a low curb weight (2,900 to 3,000 pounds), translates into excellent EPA mileage ratings of 30 city and 40 highway. Al Haas, Philly.com, "Volkswagen unveils a sportier 2019 Jetta with the U.S. in mind | Al Haas," 17 Apr. 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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